with Meredith Sabini
Saturday, December 10, 10:00AM-1:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California,
1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
Sliding scale $35-$65
A young woman dreams of finding tiny egg sacs underneath a leaf, and wakes wondering if she’s pregnant; she is. A woman whose thyroid fluctuates learns that her medication is too high when she dreams of multiple furnaces, too low when she dreams her house is covered in snow. Oliver Sacks dreamed the correct diagnosis of nerve damage to his leg from a fall.
The dreaming mind, with its broad bandwidth, monitors cycles of health and illness and issues reports in the symbolic language of dreams. This phenomenon was well known in Asklepian and Hippocratic times, and physicians turned to their own and patients’ dreams for diagnostic information. This program will cover this ancient tradition, contemporary research findings, and the ritual of “dream incubation” by which one can ask for a dream on an area of concern.
Open to the general public and to practitioners in any field of health care.
Meredith Sabini, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the field since 1972 and founder and director of The Dream Institute. She has published pioneering research based on a collection of over 200 somatic dreams including those from her own experience.